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MCAP Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific Winners Announced

TOKYO, Jan 25, 2016 - After several months of competition, three teams emerged victorious in the Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific (MCAP), an international mobile startup competition. The three winning teams, enTouch, 1Export, and SafeChats, will be heading to Barcelona, Spain in February to compete against winning teams from 5 other related regional competitions including the Arab Mobile App Challenge and the EU Mobile App Challenge in the Global Mobile Challenge at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2016. Professor Paris de...

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January 25, 2016 | News

Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific Announces Finalists to Compete at East Meets West Conference

TOKYO, Jan 5, 2016 - Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific (MCAP) has teamed up with Blue Startups, a TechCrunch Top 20 accelerator, to hold its regional finals in Hawaii as part of the second annual East Meets West Conference (EMW'16) on January 14-15. Organized by J-Seed Ventures and IE Business School, the No. 1-ranked business school in Europe, MCAP attracts the hottest new mobile startups and early-stage ventures from ten countries in the Asia Pacific region. The top three ventures...

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January 5, 2016 | News

J-Seed Presents- Network Event on October 19, 2015

J-Seed Ventures is organizing another informal network party on October 19 at SCHMATZ, a fantastic German restaurant that boasts a diverse range of imported German draft and craft beers, and an impressive selection of over 10 delicious meister-made German sausages and other traditional home recipe dishes. This will be a more intimate gathering, and a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and also make some new friends. We can only fit a maximum of 120 people due to...

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October 15, 2015 | News

MCAP 2015-2016: Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific

Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2015 - Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific (MCAP), an international mobile startup competition, announced the launch of MCAP 2015-2016. MCAP brings together the hottest new mobile startups from across 9 countries in the Asia Pacific region to compete in the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Early-stage ventures from across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Hawaii are invited to apply to represent their respective countries at the MCAP Regional Finals to...

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September 24, 2015 | News

Japan trying to revive startup eco-system

July 6, 2015: International Finance Magazine -For the past two decades, Japan has been searching to get its economic mojo back. Several governments have done their bit, but nothing seems to have paid the desired dividends. In the 1940s, the then start-ups like Honda, Nikon, Sony and many others helped Japan rise from the ashes of World War II. These world-class companies gave many Western firms a run for their money and helped Japan catch up with the First World...

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July 7, 2015 | News

SEAMAC Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge Winners Announced

SINGAPORE, Feb 10, 2015- After months of competition, three teams emerged victorious in the inaugural SEAMAC Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge. The three winning teams, Claco Music (Taiwan), Erdo (Taiwan) and Jetbay (China), shared a cash prize pool of S$25,000, and will also be heading to Barcelona in March to compete against winning teams from the University Mobile Challenge, Arab Mobile App Challenge and EU Mobile App Challenge winners in the Global Mobile Challenge at GSMA Mobile World Congress...

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February 10, 2015 | News

IE-KMD Venture Day Tokyo 2014

We would like to announce "IE-KMD Venture Day Tokyo 2014" Come and join the IE Business School and the KEIO Graduate School of Media Design communities and learn about the latest ventures in Japan. Exciting new ventures will pitch thier business to a panel of leading venture capitalists. Winners will receive valuable prizes. We are looking forward to seeing you then! More information, please visit http://www.venturedaytokyo.com...

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November 21, 2014 | News

J-Seed Presents- Network Event on November 26, 2013

We are happy to announce that a charity networking event that J-Seed Ventures is organizing to support Room to Read on November 26 at Samurai Cafe in Shibuya. This networking event as an early "BONENKAI" and will be our final event for this year. Room to Read is an amazing NPO whose mission is to provide quality educational opportunities to children in developing countries with the goal of empowering kids via literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read...

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November 12, 2013 | News

IE-KMD Venture Day Tokyo 2013

We would like to announce "IE-KMD Venture Day Tokyo 2013" Come and join the IE Business School and the KEIO Graduate School of Media Design communities and learn about the latest ventures in Japan. Exciting new ventures will pitch thier business to a panel of leading venture capitalists. Winners will receive cash and other valuable prizes. The deadline for submisson to pitch is November 18. http://www.j-seed.com/venturedaytokyo.htm...

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November 12, 2013 | News

Connect the Dots 2013

We would like to announce "Connect the Dots 2013"What is Connect the Dots?Connect the Dots is a 5 day program for university students interested in entrepreneurship. Participants will be coached by successful entrepreneurs on business creation techniques used by startup companies in Silicon Valley and have the opportunity to visit some of the coolest offices in Tokyo. What will I learn?You will learn everything you need to know on how to come up with, develop, and test new business ideas. Your...

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May 2, 2013 | News

J-Seed Presents - Network Event on April 16, 2013

J-Seed Ventures invites you to a night of networking at BaneBagus in Akasaka! BaneBagus is a stylish lounge/bar conveniently located just one minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke station. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a relaxing drink and meet some new people. Entertainment such as darts and karaoke are also available for a separate fee! We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a great networking event. Please feel free to bring along your friends and...

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April 2, 2013 | News

Mashmatrix and Jacada Conclude OEM Agreement for Web-based Dashboard Solution

Tokyo, Dec 5, 2012 - Mashmatrix, a pioneer in developing and selling web-based enterprise mash-up solutions for on-demand data visualization, announces that it has successfully concluded an OEM agreement with Jacada to distribute Mashmatrix's "Mashmatrix Dashboard" product. Under the agreement, Jacada has already started marketing and selling Mashmatrix Dashboard as a Jacada-branded offering to the customer service and support market, named as "Jacada UI for CRM" ( http://www.jacada.com/products/jacada-ui-for-crm ). "Jacada's unified service desktop solutions are crucial to contact centers'...

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December 5, 2012 | News

WIXI Inc. and HEXONET - Exclusive Partners For Ripe Japanese Domain Market

Exclusive distribution partnership will deliver the most comprehensive set of Japanese language domain services and support for registrars, resellers, and hosting companies in the country of Japan. HEXONET GmbH (http://www.hexonet.net) announced today an exclusive distribution agreement with WIXI Inc. of Japan. The agreement gives WIXI exclusive rights to provide HEXONET's industry leading domain platforms and services to Japanese registrars, resellers, and hosting companies. WIXI's extensive knowledge and experience in the Japanese market will be leveraged to completely transform HEXONET's...

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September 20, 2012 | News

The U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) Entrepreneurship Task Force, SunBridge Global Venture Habitat and Venture Generation, Tokyo Announce a Strategic Partnership to Bring Innovation, Recovery to the Tohoku Region.

The partnership launched at an April 25 event at Stanford University supports entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas for the area affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. Leaders of this new initiative hope to breathe new life into the region by empowering entrepreneurs to rebuild the region in smart and innovative ways that will make it globally competitive. The initiative includes the TOMODACHI Tohoku Challenge (TTC), an innovative business-plan competition, now accepting applications. TTC is bolstered by the USJC...

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June 1, 2012 | News

J-Seed Ventures launches business incubator Venture Generation

Tokyo, Japan, February 8, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - J-Seed Ventures, Inc. announced plans to support the entrepreneurial community in Tokyo with the March launch of "Venture Generation," a start-up incubator targeting early-stage Japanese ventures and foreign companies entering the Japanese market.  Located in central Tokyo near Tokyo Station, Venture Generation was specifically designed to support entrepreneurs in Japan by offering a platform from which these companies can achieve their growth goals much faster than they would on their own. First,...

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February 8, 2012 | News

Tokyo's biggest tech party ever -Tech Holiday Party '09

A chance for members of different tech communities to mix, mingle, and celebrate the end of the year. This will be the first ever "Beers for Bytes", an offshoot of the acclaimed "Beers for Books" charity event. The money will be donated to Room to Read's wireless computer lab projects in Nepal and Vietnam, as well as other developing nations. For more information please see, http://ow.ly/G8vR. When: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 Time: 7pm-10pm Where: Fifty Seven B1F 4-2-35 Roppongi, Minato-ku,...

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December 4, 2009 | News

Zenlok announces a new cloud-based free e-mail security service

Tokyo, December 2, 2009 - Zenlok announces a new cloud-based free e-mail security service. No installation is needed for this simple solution that allows you to encrypt and archive e-mails as well as guard against sending important e-mails to the wrong recipient. Introducing Zenlok's all-in-one solution, Zenlok Compliance Plus™...

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December 2, 2009 | News

WIXI's new domain auction service

Tokyo, November 11, 2009 - WIXI KK's new domain auction service is featured in DomainsNews.net. http://www.domainsnews.net/domains-news/wixijp.html...

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November 11, 2009 | News

maneo celebrates 1st anniversary of social lending in Japan

maneo Inc. celebrates its first anniversary since the launch of Japan's first online social lending service. maneo operates Japan’s leading social lending marketplace for people to borrow and lend money through an auction system. More than thirty similar social lending services exist overseas today. Social lending is becoming an increasingly attractive financing alternative compared to more traditional sources of capital like banks and consumer finance companies. To date, maneo has more than 11,000 registered users and has completed more than...

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October 15, 2009 | News

Office Relocation Announcement

J-Seed Ventures, Inc. will be moving to the following address as of October 2, 2009: New Address: SC Building Akasaka 5F 5-4-17 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo 〒107-0052 Map TEL: 03-3568-8880 FAX: 03-6203-8466 Access: 1 minute walk from Akasaka Station (Exit #7) on the Chiyoda Line...

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September 30, 2009 | News

7/11 NetTokyo 2009 - Summer Charity Networking Event

The NetTokyo 2009 Summer Charity Networking Event is coming up this Saturday, July 11th. If you haven't already signed up you can get 3 extra raffles tickets by registering and pre-paying between July 5th and 8th: http://www.nettokyo.jp/register.php 2009 marks the 5th year of NetTokyo - and this year it will be another amazing event with 500 people expected! What is NetTokyo? The biggest summer, Saturday afternoon, network-of-networks charity networking event for the Japanese and international community in Tokyo. The core...

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July 8, 2009 | News

May 21 - Former CEO of Solis Corporation will speak at Waseda Marketing Forum

On May 21, the founder and former CEO of Solis Corporation, Dashaun Nadeau will talk about "Domain2.0: The next generation internet domain business" at Waseda Marketing Forum. For more information, please visit here....

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May 14, 2009 | News

artsea has opened a new shop in Chigasaki

artsea has opened a new Mediterranean style accessory shop by the ocean in Chigasaki. They also have a gallery within the shop and schedule exhibitions regularly. Please stop by their beautiful shop, if you visit Chigasaki this summer. Their originally designed accessories are also available at Rakuten online shop. artsea is a group of talented accessory designers. For more information, please visit their website....

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May 8, 2009 | News

English OK Co., Ltd. acquires Kudos and FIRSTbenefit Brands

Tokyo, Japan - April 28, 2009 - English OK Co., Ltd. a service-English training and promotion business, announced today the acquisition of Kudos Y.K. assets and intellectual property from KK Izanami. The acquired assets and intellectual property include both the Kudos and FIRSTbenefits brands and programs, which have been providing membership benefits in Japan for the past 10 years to organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and British Chamber of Commerce in Japan. "The Kudos and...

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April 30, 2009 | News

J-Seed Presents - Networking event on May 19 (Tue.)

Please come & join us for our networking event at Sam & Dave on May 19 (Tue.) Feel free to bring your friends and colleagues and expand your network with a glass of Vodka Red Bull in your hand! ==================================== DATE: Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 7:00-10:00 p.m. VENUE: Sam and Dave, Hitosugi LIP B1, 4-3-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo TEL: 03-3585-0325 MAP: http://gmap.jp/shop-12337.html ADMISSION: 1,000 JPY @ the door **NOTE: We will restrict people who we feel are bothering our guests...

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April 20, 2009 | News

maneo Introduces Japan’s First Guaranteed Social Lending Service, “G-Loan” in Partnership with Orix Credit

Tokyo, Japan, April 9, 2009 – (JCN Newswire) – maneo Inc., the pioneer in social lending in Japan announced today the launch of “G-Loan,” an innovative guaranteed loan program in partnership with Orix Credit Corporation, a member of the ORIX group of integrated financial services companies (NYSE: IX; TSE: 8591). With G-Loan, lenders earn an attractive 1.5% interest with investments starting from as low as 10,000 yen. Lenders selecting G-Loans are able to minimize the risk of default by a...

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April 9, 2009 | News

Mr. Dave Mori from English OK! is featured in Nikkei evening edition

Mr. Dave Mori, a representative director of English OK! is featured in Nikkei news paper published on March 26 (Thurs.) In the article, he talks about the motivation behind the birth of English OK!...

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March 27, 2009 | News

maneo is featured on TV Tokyo

maneo is featured on TV Tokyo Based on the theme of the TV program that focused on "new forms of lending money", maneo is featured in the TV program. Please click here for reading more details. (Japanese only) **TV Tokyo is one of the major TV networks in Japan....

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March 25, 2009 | News

maneo is featured on Fuji TV

maneo is featured as the pioneer of social lending service in Japan on Fuji TV. Read the article with a video here. **Fuji TV is one of the major TV networks in Japan....

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February 17, 2009 | News

J-Seed Presents - Networking event on Feb. 18 (Wed.)

Please come & join us for our networking event at Sam & Dave on February 18 (Wed.) Feel free to bring your friends and colleagues and expand your network with a glass of Vodka Red Bull in your hand! ==================================== DATE: Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 7:00-10:00 p.m. VENUE: Sam and Dave, Hitosugi LIP B1, 4-3-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo TEL: 03-3585-0325 MAP: http://gmap.jp/shop-12337.html ADMISSION: 1,000 JPY @ the door **NOTE: We will restrict people who we feel are bothering our guests...

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January 13, 2009 | News

maneo Raises 187 Million Yen in Venture Capital

maneo Inc., the pioneer in social lending in Japan announced today the closing of a 187 million yen round of venture financing. The round was led by Yasuda Enterprise Development, based in Tokyo, Japan, with participation from DIT Partners, iSigma Capital, Neostella Capital, and GMO VenturePartners. “We are very pleased to have secured 187 million yen during this last round of financing,” remarked Tadatoshi Senoo, CEO and co-founder of maneo. “It is reassuring to receive such strong financial backing and...

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December 17, 2008 | News

Japan's most famous net entrepreneur cites maneo's interesting new service in AERA

The former CEO of Livedoor Co., Takafumi Horie (a.k.a. Horiemon) cited maneo in the December 15 issue of "AERA"magazine. In his comment, Japan's most famous net entrepreneur mentioned maneo as an example of a new and interesting online service. For more information, please visit the website. (Japanese version)...

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December 11, 2008 | News

J-Seed presents – The End of the Year Party @ Ruby Cafe

1 December 2008 Please join us for our “End of the Year Party” at the cozy Ruby Café in Azabu-Juban. All are welcome, for a good time of networking and holiday cheer! Get a little tipsy and expand your network with new people. DATE: Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 7:00-9:30 p.m. VENUE: RUBY BAR, 1-4-5 Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Tel 03-3586-6383 MAP & DIRECTIONS: 1-minute walk from Azabu Juban Metro Station (Oedo Line and Nanboku Line). Turn left coming out of Exit...

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December 1, 2008 | News

maneo's president on TV

maneo's representative director, Mr. Senoo was interviewed on maneo's social lending service in "Market Watch" program in Nikkei CNBC on November 21. For more information please visit their website. (Japanese version)...

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November 21, 2008 | News

maneo debut in English magazine, J@pan Inc.

After starting their auction service on October 22, finally maneo debuted in the English magazine! Mr. Senoo, a representative director of maneo is featured in Japan's favorite English magazine, J@pan Inc. In his interview, he talks about the possibility of maneo. Read the full article here....

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November 13, 2008 | News

maneo is selected and listed as one of the hottest services in 2009

maneo's social lending service is selected and listed as one of the hottest products/services in 2009 in Nikkei Trendy magazine's "List of Prospective Hot Products". Expect a big boom of social lending service in 2009!...

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November 10, 2008 | News

maneo launches Japan's first social lending service

maneo Inc. today announced the launch of its social lending service in Japan. maneo operates Japan’s first social lending marketplace for people to borrow and lend money through an auction system. More than twenty social lending services exist overseas. Social lending is becoming an increasingly attractive financing alternative compared to more traditional sources of capital like banks and consumer finance companies. ■Addressing the needs of real people People sometimes find themselves a little short of cash at certain special points...

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October 15, 2008 | News

The story behind maneo

maneo's representative director, Senoo talks about the story behind the birth of maneo. Read the full article here. (Japanese Version)...

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October 10, 2008 | News

Japan's first social lending service by maneo - ZDNet Japan

Japan's first social lending service by maneo is featured in ZDNet Japan. Read the full article here. (Japanese Version)...

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October 10, 2008 | News

maneo's representative director speaks on social lending service to YOMIURI ONLINE

maneo's representative director, Mr. Senoo speaks on social lending service to YOMIURI ONLINE. Read the full article here. (Japanese Version)...

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October 8, 2008 | News

maneo's service is launching soon and it's about time we take a closer look!

It's the right time and place to start learning about maneo. With their launch date approaching, here is a closer look at this social lending service. Friendly outline of maneo's service is featured in ASCII.jp. (Japanese Version)...

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October 6, 2008 | News

maneo is featured in "Diamond"

maneo is featured in the weekly magazine, "Diamond" For more information, please visit the website. (Japanese Version)...

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October 4, 2008 | News

maneo Inc. is featured on GyaO Trend

maneo Inc. is featured on GyaO Trend. A video clip of an interview with maneo’s representative director is posted in the article. Read the full article here. (Japanese Version)...

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September 29, 2008 | News

maneo’s representative director is interviewed on social lending in ITmedia’s "Enterprise" section

maneo’s representative director is interviewed on social lending in ITmedia’s "Enterprise" section Read the full article here. (Japanese Version)...

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September 29, 2008 | News

maneo's social lending service was featured in "World Business Satellite", a trend TV program by TV Tokyo

maneo's social lending service was featured in "World Business Satellite", a trend TV program by TV Tokyo. For more information on the TV program, please visit the website....

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September 24, 2008 | News

Zenlok Inc. representative director speaks on their free e-mail security service in weekly magazine, "Economist"

Zenlok Inc. representative director speaks on their free e-mail security service in weekly magazine, "Economist" For more information, please see the website of "Economist". (Japanese only)...

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September 9, 2008 | News

maneo Inc. representative director speaks on social lending service

Mr. Senoo, representative director of maneo is featured at CNET JAPAN. He talks about Japan's first social lending service maneo will launch shortly. Read the full article here. (only in Japanese)...

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September 5, 2008 | News

maneo to launch new social lending service in Japan

Japan's first social lending service is featured in NBonline (Nikkei Business Online) Read the article at NBonline (only in Japanese)...

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September 3, 2008 | News

maneo Inc.'s new social lending service is featured in NikkeiPC21

maneo Inc.'s new social lending service is featured in NikkeiPC21. The service is expected to launch soon. See NikkeiPC21 here. (only in Japanese)...

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August 25, 2008 | News

maneo Inc. is featured in Nikkei Business magazine

maneo Inc. is featured in the August 25, 2008 issue of Nikkei Business magazine. For more information on Nikkei Business magazine, click here. (only in Japanese)...

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August 25, 2008 | News

Zenlok and Wall Street Associates Launch Test Run of Zenlok's New Secure E-mail System

Zenlok and Wall Street Associates launch test run of Zenlok's new secure E-mail system to protect personal information. - Read a full article (only in Japanese)...

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August 14, 2008 | News

maneo Inc. is featured in CNET JAPAN

maneo Inc. is featured in CNET JAPAN on their new social lending service that is expected to launch this summer. Read the article here in CNET JAPAN....

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July 17, 2008 | News

Former CEO of PGP Japan Joins Zenlok

Former CEO of PGP Japan Joins Zenlok For more details, please read an article here (in Japanese.)...

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July 3, 2008 | News

J-Seed Ventures Networking Event

Please come and join us for a fun networking event at RUBY BAR in Azabu-Juban on May 28, Wednesday night. DATE: Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 7:00-9:30 p.m. VENUE: RUBY BAR, 1-4-5 Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Tel 03-3586-6383 MAP & DIRECTIONS: 1-minute walk from Azabu Juban Metro Station (Oedo Line and Nanboku Line). Turn left coming out of Exit 7 (near Ichinohashi intersection). Map: http://gmap.jp/?sid=674 For further information, please contact: info@j-seed.com We are looking forward to seeing you there!...

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May 19, 2008 | News

Zenlok Launches Free Secure E-mail Service

Zenlok launched free secure e-mail service. Full article is available here (only in Japanese.)...

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May 16, 2008 | News

J-Seed Ventures Leads Investment Round in maneo Inc.

Tokyo, Japan, April 21, 2008 – (JCN Newswire) – J-Seed Ventures Inc. announced the successful completion of the JPY 80 million round of financing by maneo Inc., the pioneer in social lending in Japan. The round was led by J-Seed Ventures and Yasuda Enterprise Development Co., Ltd. J-Seed Ventures also led the company’s first round of financing in April 2007. maneo expects to be the first company to successfully introduce a social lending market in Japan. The company’s corporate website...

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April 21, 2008 | News

maneo Inc. Has Launched Their Corporate Website

A new J-Seed partner company, maneo Inc. has launched their corporate website. maneo Inc. has looked to launch an online marketplace for individual borrowers & lenders, relatively the first stand in Japan. We are happy to announce that the new innovative business model of P2P finance has been prepared to be introduced by maneo Inc. What is maneo Inc.? maneo plans to offer a user friendly and highly secure online community for people to borrow and lend money with a...

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March 31, 2008 | News

Mobikyo and Infinita Release the 'Japan Mobile Internet Report'

Tokyo, Japan, Sept 26, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - Tokyo-based Mobikyo KK, publisher of the industry leading Wireless Watch Japan media site, and Infinita Inc., Japan's leading mobile market research firm, announced today the release of "Japan Mobile Internet Report - Carriers, Handsets, Content and Services," a 202-page market report providing the latest insight and in-depth details on how and why Japan's mobile Internet industry continues to matter to the rest of the world. With 40% of the world's mobile...

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October 5, 2007 | News

Office Relocation Announcement

J-Seed Ventures, Inc. announced the relocation of our new headquarters to the following address; New Address: Kasumigaseki 3-chome Bldg., 2F, 3-6-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013 MAP TEL: 03-3580-1256 FAX: 03-6203-8466 Effective from September 18th, 2007 Access: Chiyoda Line Kasumigaseki Station 4 minutes Chiyoda Line Kokkai-Gijido Mae Station 3 minutes Ginza Line & Nanboku Line Tameike-Sanno Station 3 minutes Ginza Line Toranomon Station 5 minutes...

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September 18, 2007 | News

Seer Insight Security Announces Joint Product Development with LANDesk Software KK

On July 3, 2007, Seer Insight Security announces business tie up with LANDesk Software KK for developing and selling of new generation of client system management. Please click the following link for details. (http://www.seer.jp/news/pdf/SEERNR066(LDCM).pdf only in Japanese)....

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July 3, 2007 | News

Mobikyo Announces Wireless Japan Events 18 - 20 July

Tokyo, June 5, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - Mobikyo KK, Japan's leading source for mobile industry information, today announced a stellar line-up of people-focussed events aiming to connect mobile industry insiders at Expo Comm Wireless Japan 2007, Japan's hottest and liveliest mobile and wireless industry showcase. * Mobile Intelligence Japan mission in Tokyo, 18-20 July 2007 -- Three days of intensive mobile market intelligence and in-depth understanding * Massive Mobile Mix, 18 July 2007, Tokyo Fashion Town -- Meet Japan's...

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June 5, 2007 | News

Sozon Inc. Introduces a New Service, "Blog de BaitoTM"

Sozon Inc. introduces a new service, Blog de BaitoTM, which uses blogs for promotional advertisement. Tokyo, Japan, May 31, 2007 – (JCN Newswire) – Sozon Inc. has announced the release of a new product in their Internet Marketing product lineup, Blog de Baito™, which allows bloggers to blog on behalf of advertisers in exchange for a commission fee. With Blog de Baito™, advertisers can achieve three objectives: natural online advertising, word of mouth and direct SEO friendly links to their...

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May 31, 2007 | News

New Standard KK is Featured in the June Issue of Nikkei Career Magazine

Our partner company, New Standard KK is featured in the June issue of Nikkei Career Magazine on page 108. Please click here to access the Nikkei web site....

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May 17, 2007 | News

Mobikyo KK is Featured in the March Issue of the ACCJ Journal

Our partner company, Mobikyo KK is featured in the March issue of the ACCJ Journal on page 73. Please click here to read the full article....

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March 5, 2007 | News

New Standard KK is Featured in the January Issue of the ACCJ Journal

Our partner company, New Standard KK is featured in the January issue of the ACCJ Journal on page 68. Please click here to read the full article....

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January 19, 2007 | News

Call for Robin Cosgrove Prize - Ethics in Finance

This prize is aimed at young people under the age of 35 who can present his or her interest in how to promote ethics in a global economy in an essay. The Essay can be submitted in Japanese with an English or French translation. Please click here for more information....

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January 15, 2007 | News

Seer Insight Security CEO featured in Nikkei BP ITPro

Seer Insight Security CEO, Mr. Mukai is featured in Nikkei BP ITPro. Please click here for the full article...

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December 15, 2006 | News

Sozon Founder Featured in NikkeiBPnet

Amir Ayalon, founder and CEO of Sozon Inc. is featured in an interview with NikkeiBPnet, a leading Japanese online technology news website. Please click here for the full article....

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December 1, 2006 | News

Seer Insight Security CEO Speaks on Digital Forensics

NTT Communications has started a weekly series on “Digital Forensics” to provide up-to-date information and professional insights on information security issues in Japan. Mr. Mukai, Representative Director & CEO of Seer Insight Security Inc. will be featured in the series on December 18, 2006. For more information, please visit the “Information Security Guide” section at http://sec.ntt.com/feature/001/index.html...

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November 28, 2006 | News

J-Seed Invests in New Standard K.K.

Tokyo, Japan, September 13, 2006 – (JCN Newswire) –J-Seed Ventures, Inc. announced the incorporation of New Standard K.K., a graduate application support services company that provides the educational training industry's leading combination of quality, flexibility, and pricing in helping Japan's best and brightest gain entry to MBA and graduate programs in the U.S., Europe and worldwide. New Standard K.K. offers individual, customized training and guidance on all aspects of graduate school and MBA entry. It provides insightful and quality guidance...

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September 23, 2006 | News

Nikkei Publishes Japanese Edition of "Saying Yes to Japan"

Nihon Keizai Shimbun publishes "Nihonjin ga shiranai 'mokaru kuni' Nippon - gaikokujin kigyoka ga oshieru seikojutsu", the Japanese edition of J-Seed Ventures director Carl Kay's book "Saying Yes to Japan - How Outsiders Are Reviving a Trillion Dollar Services Market". The book is co-authored by Tim Clark and tells the exciting success stories of 15 foreign entrepreneurs in Japan's service sector, where Japan lags behind other industrial nations in customer focus, flexibility and speed. The job somehow falls first to...

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July 4, 2006 | News

J-Seed Ventures Supports NetTokyo as A Gold Sponsor

J-Seed Ventures Inc. announced that it will be a gold sponsor of NetTokyo 2, a summer charity networking event. NetTokyo 2 will take place on July 22, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Shunju in Tameike Sanno Park Tower. The event aims to create a network-of-networks for the international community in Tokyo for foreign and Japanese business professionals. All proceeds will be donated to several charity organizations. NetTokyo NetTokyo began in 2005 and the inaugural event was a huge...

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June 22, 2006 | News

Ante Productions Expands in Asia

Leading sound design and multimedia firm incorporates as it expands into the Asian media industry. Tokyo, Japan, May 25, 2006 – (JCN Newswire) – Reflecting its commitment to music, sound design and multimedia in Asia, the Company announced that it has incorporated in Japan as Ante Productions Inc. The Company's move to incorporate follows its rapid expansion into multimedia production services, including web design, video production and mobile phone software development. Based in Tokyo, Japan, Ante Productions has been providing...

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May 25, 2006 | News

Mobikyo K.K. Launches Wireless-Watch.com - Mobile Media Publishers Platform

Mobikyo K.K. today announces the public launch of the Wireless-Watch Community (W-W.Com), a dynamically updated website aggregating high-caliber news and commentary from mobile experts, industry watchers and publishers worldwide. The W-W.Com platform enables established and respected thought leaders to contribute their analysis and insight to a multi-market channel that is on track to become the Web's most comprehensive resource of independent wireless related information. Recently, the telecoms industry has seen explosive growth and massive change in all markets. With this...

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May 4, 2006 | News

GMO Internet Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Solis Corporation

Tokyo, Japan, July 12, 2005 - (JCN Newswire) - GMO Internet Inc. (GMO) (TSE: 9449), the largest and most diversified online services provider in Japan, has agreed to acquire Solis Corporation (http://www.solis.jp/), operating under the brand name, "Japan Registry" (http://www.japanregistry.com), a leading ICANN-accredited domain registrar and the leading distributor of Japanese domain names worldwide, in the form of a share swap valued at 1.125 billion yen. GMO is Japan's leader in the online infrastructure services business, providing a full suite...

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July 12, 2005 | News

J-Seed invests in mobile market intelligence start-up Mobikyo K.K.

On April 20, 2005 the founders of Wireless Watch Japan and J-Seed Ventures, Inc. established Mobikyo K.K. with the purpose of producing and disseminating media content, market intelligence and business information aimed at those seeking to establish, expand or strengthen their partnerships and commercial relations with Japan's wireless and IT industries. The company operates the online media Wireless Watch Japan, a website which provides in-depth and original business intelligence on Japan's mobile industry. Furthermore, Mobikyo organizes executive guided missions under...

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April 20, 2005 | News

"Saying Yes to Japan" Released

J-Seed director, Carl Kay releases his new book, "Saying Yes to Japan - How Outsiders Are Reviving a Trillion Dollar Services Market"....

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April 5, 2005 | News

J-Seed invests in English OK!

J-Seed invests in English OK!, an English communication training and marketing venture....

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March 28, 2005 | News

GLOCOM Seminar on Entrepreneurship

International University of Japan – GLOCOM Platform Joint Seminar features a lecture entitled "Establishing ventures in Japan: a comparison with Silicon Valley."...

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December 22, 2004 | News

Sozon Inc. spun out to become Japan's leading SEO company

J-Seed spins out Sozon Inc., Japan's leading Search Engine Optimization (SEO) software and service provider....

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November 1, 2004 | News

C. Jeffrey Char, founder and president of J-Seed is interviewed by Radio NIKKEI

Click here in order to listen to the interview....

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September 5, 2004 | News

Sozon division is featured in Yahoo Japan!

Sozon.com, a division of J-Seed Ventures, Inc. is featured in the September issue of Yahoo Japan! In the ‘No.1 Special Edition – Mastering the Internet Search’ of this monthly magazine, Amir Ayalon, Managing Director of Sozon Division answers the common question of ‘How to optimize the ranking of your search results?’ Please click on the magazine cover for further detail....

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August 2, 2004 | News

Sozon division lectures about ‘Basic SEO knowledge’ at Dejihari’s Tokyo school.

What to do in order to attract more traffic to your website is the eternal topic for web creators, web production companies and web masters. Being able to attract web users through the use of search engines, without spending a huge amount for online advertising, is one characteristic of SEO empowered websites. Aiming at Japanese and English speaking enterprises, Sozon talks about its long-standing SEO Consulting services and the recently released SeoSpyTM online SEO software....

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July 27, 2004 | News

Members, K.K. announces the start of applied solution service provision through SeoSpyTM, a SEO tool of Sozon.com.

Members, K.K. (Headquarters in Tokyo, Minato-Ku; Representative Director: Kenmochi Tadashi) has announced that it started to provide applied solution services using SeoSpyTM, Japan’s first online SEO software by Sozon.com (managed by J-Seed, K.K.; Headquarters in Tokyo, Shinjuku-Ku; Representative Director: Jeffrey Char). By this means, the company can strengthen its service of efficiently increasing the number of visitors to a website. “From now on, in order to provide consulting and solutions that realise strong marketing results, we don’t just apply the...

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June 14, 2004 | News

Sozon.com and IRI-C&T, K.K. put into effect the technical support for the search engine optimization of the ‘Book One’ website.

The online bookstore ‘bk1’ (http://www.bk1.co.jp/), managed by Book One, K.K. (Headquarter: Tokyo, Bunkyo-Ku; Representative Director: Ishii Akira), Sozon.com (managed by J-Seed, K.K.; Headquarters in Tokyo, Shinjuku-Ku; Representative Director: Jeffrey Char) and IRI Commerce & Technology, K.K. (Headquarters in Tokyo, Shinjuku-Ku; Representative Director: Miyagawa Hiroshi) announce that they collaborate to tackle the search engine optimization of that website. bk1 is open to the public since March 16, and it is planned to optimize the product information pages centrally together with the...

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April 7, 2004 | News

Sozon.com, to participate in Japan's first "Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo"

Sozon.com, to participate in Japan's first "Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo" April 20/21. Be sure to come and see us for a chance to win a free SeoSpy™ package!...

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April 5, 2004 | News

Sozon.com launches SpidermaticTM

Sozon.com launches Spidermatic™, a free service that automatically tracks search engine spiders. Spidermatic™ is a service aimed at webmasters and was designed to automatically notify webmasters by e-mail when a search engine spider visits their website....

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February 1, 2004 | News

Japan's First Commercial Search Engine Optimization Software Now Available!

Sozon.com is leading the Japanese market in the field of Search Engine Optimization being the only company to offer a comprehensive suite of Search Engine Optimization and total online marketing services. Now, Sozon.com has announced the release of SeoSpyTM, the first Japanese language Search Engine Optimization (SEO) software suite to track and improve a company's rankings on the major search engines. Please go to Sozon.com official website for more information....

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October 31, 2003 | News

NOTICE OF NEW PREMISES

J-Seed Ventures will be relocating to new premises in Yotsuya. Effective from September 1st 2003, our new contact details and address will be as follows: NIK Building 1F, 9-9 Sanei-cho Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0008 Telephone: 03-5363-9454 FAX: 03-5363-9453 We do not foresee any interruption to our normal business operations during relocation. We look forward to providing an enhanced level of service to all our clients from our new office....

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September 1, 2003 | News

J-Seed was granted a license to provide outsourced staffing.

J-Seed applied for and was granted a license to provide outsourced staffing using contract labourers from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. J-Seed intends to hire network engineers on a contract basis to support the expected demand for such staffing flexibly and efficiently....

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August 1, 2003 | News

SalesLogix® Survey

Our drawing for the Sanyo Digital Memory Player ended on June 30, 2003. Thank you for your participation....

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July 1, 2003 | News

J-Seed becomes charter member of CRM Guild International in Japan

For more detail on CRM Guild, please go to the official website....

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May 7, 2003 | News

Nikkei Computer features SalesLogix

[News 2003/02/26 - The leading mid-market CRM software debuts in Japan] Please visit the website of Nikkei BP, "IT Pro" for more information. CRM Factory, e-mail newsletter, takes up SalesLogix [vol.040 2003/02/06 - SalesLogix for Japan arrives!] Please read "CRM Factory" for more information....

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February 26, 2003 | News

Interact Commerce Corporation Appoints J-Seed as Master Business Partner for SalesLogix in Japan

November 5, 2002. Interact Commerce Corporation (Interact) today announced that they have signed J-Seed Ventures, Inc. as their Master Business Partner for the company's SalesLogix products in Japan. J-Seed will be responsible for product localization, marketing, sales and technical support for SalesLogix products in Japan. J-Seed will offer both English and Japanese versions of these products in Japan. Based in Tokyo, Japan, J-Seed's expertise in servicing the Japanese marketplace and their local presence will enable them to meet the unique...

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November 5, 2002 | News

Corning International Teams with J-Seed for Upgrade of Supply Chain Management System

Corning International KK and J-Seed announced the implementation of SCALA version 5.1 covering supply chain management functions for Corning's business lines. The new systems will streamline Corning's internal processes and build a foundation for extended collaboration both internally and externally. Among other benefits, the upgrade will allow Corning to achieve system interoperability and redefine business processes in the area of electric data interchange for Corning's customers and warehouses....

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October 1, 2002 | News

J-Seed to offer BBPhone IP Telephony services to Japanese enterprises

J-Seed announced that the company has partnered with BB Communications to re-sell BBPhone, an IP Phone service, as well as YahooBB ADSL Internet Access Service. "We are excited to be in a position to bring the true cost-savings and convenience of IP Telephony to Japanese companies," said Jeffrey Char, President and CEO of J-Seed. "BBPhone offers the most sophisticated network telephony service on the market. While other companies have simply cobbled together legacy applications, the BBPhone service was built from...

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May 13, 2002 | News

LUX Japan Ltd signs agreement with J-Seed for enterprise software upgrade

J-Seed announced today that it has been hired by LUX Japan Ltd to implement the company's upgrade to Scala 5.1. Scala 5.1 is fully integrated e-business management software for business processes including financial and resource management, marketing, supply process management, service and project process management, manufacturing and business intelligence. Scala 5.1 is powered by Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 for superior database control, and provides companies with enhanced accounting functionality....

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March 6, 2002 | News

J-Seed Attracts Senior Sales Executive

J-Seed Inc., a Japan-based IT Services provider, today announced that Hiroshi Matsubara, a former Senior Sales Executive for JD Edwards and EMC Japan has joined the firm as General Manager. "We are extremely pleased that Mr. Matsubara is joining J-Seed," said Jeffrey Char, J-Seed's President and CEO, "Mr. Matsubara brings a strong background in sales and strategic business development to complement our management team's technology, and consulting strengths. Mr. Matsubara's industry experience and account relationship skills will help take us...

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February 28, 2002 | News

J-Seed Attracts Senior Sales Executive

Fuji Xerox Printing Systems KK Selects J-Seed to Upgrade ERP system Fuji Xerox has chosen J-Seed to develop multiple add-on programs to supplement/enhance their back-office systems. J-Seed will perform custom programming to automate a number of critical processes that are currently performed manually....

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September 21, 2001 | News

Scala Partners with J-Seed Information Systems in Japan

Scala and J-Seed sign reseller agreement to deliver ERP and e-business software and services to local and global companies. Under the agreement J-Seed Information Systems will sell the complete integrated Scala product line - Scala back-office products and iScala Internet software - coupled with consulting and implementation services to both local Japanese companies and global companies operating in the Japanese market. J-Seed assists and develops domestic and overseas IT ventures and will offer Scala software when advising new companies on...

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January 3, 2001 | News